Monday, 17 June 2013
So here today is another card made with a stamp set that is about to be released on July 2nd 2013 in our Brand New 2013 - 2014 Catalogue. I have already made a few cards with this set, including a cute card that I am considering using at my New Catalogue Launch (for details of the launch click HERE - right now there are still places left).
But I have a different card to show you today. The stamp set is "Wildflower Meadow" and I also used the matching Embossing folder on this one. I love it when stamps match other stuff - like DSP, or punches, or embossing folders. These ones work so well together, and almost make it look a little 3D :-) This is a very simple little card, but just using the markers and the embossing folder make it pretty cute. I stamped it on Vellum, to give it a softer feel.
Hope you enjoy the card.. oh and don't forget our retiring list is still going strong. To see it just click HERE.. there is bound to be something you like... and many items are marked down by 25% - 50%. Email me your order.. or to have it sent directly to you, you can use our new Online Ordering system. Click HERE for my online store.
Sunday, 16 June 2013
I have to say that Hexagons are a bit "in" at the moment. They keep popping up.. in home decor, interior design, and of course paper craft as well. We have a number of products that have jumped on the Hexagon bandwagon... the Hexagon Embossing folder, and the "This and That Epic Day" range are good examples. And there are more hexagons coming up in our new catalogue due out next month. Today whilst browsing on Pinterest (as you do) I came across a gorgeous scrapbook page that uses hexagons as a background... and so i grabbed my new favourite This and That Epic Day papers and did my own take on it. Click HERE to see the page that I was inspired by:
I tried to find the original post, but was unable to locate it. The creator is a wonderful artist by the name of Leah Farquharson, and if you take the time to view her awesome blog I am sure you will find inspiration of your own. Just click on her name to view the blog.
So anyway, i hope you enjoy my take on it. It was a really simple page, but lots of fun to do. I added a bit of grunge from an upcoming set... its appropriately called "Gorgeous Grunge" and i can see lots of splodgey fun coming up with that one. There is also the matching washi tape used on the layout. And for anyone that is wondering yes, that is my now 10 year old daughter in the photo :-)
Saturday, 15 June 2013
This month's day stamp club is coming up this week, and this month's hostess has requested a Masculine project. So I am doing a great little project.. plus a Masculine card to go with it. Thought I would show you the matching card... I think our new "This and That Epic Day" DSP works great for Masculine cards... and i combined it with "The Open Sea" stamp set for this card. I really like the result.
I do still have one space left in each of my two day stamp clubs (the evening club is full). If you would like to get together with other papercraft enthusiasts once every 2 months then please contact me. Your only commitment is to spend a minimum of $50 in product each time (so thats every second month) and there are no other charges. And you will get to be the hostess and receive a minimum of $50 in free product when its your turn to host. Club get togethers are held at my place, so you don't even need to clean the house! Just come along, make great projects, and enjoy!
To grab yourself a spot, email me by clicking HERE.
Enjoy today's card.
Friday, 14 June 2013
So just a quick little card I put together on my craft table last night. I am starting to play with some of the new stuff I got at Convention last month, and some freebies that I got from Stampin'Up. This one took less than 10 mins to throw together.. quite literally. It features our new Gingham Garden Washi Tape pack, and takes its colours from those tapes as well. The main motif and words are from the new set called "Happy Day", and the splodges and splatters in the background are from a set called "Gorgeous Grunge".. think that one is going to get a lot of use! I punched out a couple of different shapes and accented them with a Vintage Faceted Designer button.
I've been created a couple of cards most days this week.. so I will have lots to show you over the next few weeks. :-)
And speaking of showing you stuff... we are having a New Catalogue Launch! Here are the details:
Friday 5th July @ 7.30pm
Held at the Narara Valley Baptist Church Hall, 127 Narara Valley Drive, Narara
Cost is $20 and you will make 3 projects to take home. Supper and all materials are supplied. Prizes to be won. Come along for a fun (and yes, noisy) night and see whats new in our awesome New Catalogue. You will need to RSVP to me as numbers are LIMITED. You can email me by clicking HERE. If we fill up that evening (which I expect we will) I will announce a second date.. possibly an afternoon.
(Please note that the picture you see here is not one of the projects we are making on the night) I'm hoping to keep those a little secret til then. :-)
Monday, 10 June 2013
A couple of customers have mentioned that they preferred "just a list" to view the Retirement List, rather than the Online Store format. I get that... especially as it is easier to see which items have actually been marked down. So here today, by popular request, are the actual lists..(you'll need to copy and paste them into your browser)
First the Retiring Stamps List:
and the Retiring Accessories List:
These lists also include an "x" in the "Not available" column so that you can see what has sold out already. To order your goodies before they do run out, either EMAIL ME your order, or you can order online via my Online Store. Whichever is easier for you.
Today's card shows another retiring Stamp Set - the very beautiful "French Foliage".. which I will miss, as it was useful for masculine cards as well as every other style. Very versatile. At time of writing, it is still available.
I hope everyone is enjoying their "Queen's Birthday" long weekend, and I look forward to seeing you soon at a class or workshop. (For a class schedule, visit the right hand sidebar of my blog)
Saturday, 8 June 2013
.....to grab yourself a bargain! I am pulling all my discontinuing Stamps, Papers, Tools and accessories off the shelves, marking them down, and letting you guys go through them over a culpa and a chat. At this point you will just be putting your name against the ones that you want, and then when they officially retire at the beginning of July, you can come pick them up, and give me the cash.
This is also a way of giving back to my customers.... I put on Afternoon tea, you guys get some great specials, and there is no charge to attend. I will also have a "Make and Take" prepared for anyone that wants to make a little project too. It helps everyone.. you get the specials, and I get extra room on my shelves for all the great products that are coming up in July in our gorgeous Brand New Catalogue :-)
So come along tomorrow Sunday June 9th @ 1pm or 3pm (2 times so that there is plenty of room for everyone) and see what you can find. You will find me located at Narara on the Central Coast. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (or click HERE) so that i can make sure that there is plenty of bikkies for everyone. Its open to anyone who loves their Papercraft.. so tell your friends too.
See you there.
ps.. what's being retired on today's card? Lots! The following items on this card will be no longer available after the end of this month...
- Elements of Style stamp set
- Pop-up posies Designer Kit
- Distressed Dots Background Stamp
- First Edition DSP
- Regal Rose Ink
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Come along to my Retirement Party this coming Sunday 9th June! I am holding an afternoon tea and putting out all my retiring stock (ie all the stuff that is about to be discontinued when our catalogue comes to an end on the 30th June). Everything will be marked down to make way for new stock coming in July. So if you would like to see what's on offer, come along, have a chat and a cuppa, and maybe grab yourself a bargain?! You can even make a card if you choose to... but that is completely optional.
There will be two times available - 1pm and 3pm.
Numbers are limited for this event.. and so if you could RSVP for catering purposes I would be very grateful. To book your spot, email me by clicking HERE.
If you find that you are unable to come along, you can always make a time to come and go through the items that are left in the next week or two. Some items are pre-loved, some are brand new, but everything will be marked down.
And....if you bring a friend that has not been to my events before you will receive a thank you gift.
I will give you the address details when you RSVP... I am on the Central Coast. So if you are into papercrafting of any kind (card making, scrapbooking or other papery crafts) come along and get yourself a great deal. There will be stamps and stamp sets, Papers, BigShot dies (which also fit into Cuttlebugs and other die cutting machines), Ribbons, brads and various accessories.
I hope to see you there.
PS Yes, the aviary set is finally retiring, hence today's card to show you. If you want to see what else is on the 2013 Retirement List click HERE.
Monday, 3 June 2013
This week I am holding my Soda Pop Tops class and I thought you guys might like to see what we are making. The card above uses both sizes of the Soda Pop Tops, and I have also created the main piece using the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack. I still have a few spots left for the day class on Wednesday 5th June @ 11am, and I would love you to join us! Papercraft Classes are held on the Central Coast, and i can give you the address details when you book in.
To book, click here to EMAIL ME.
How cute are these little projects? I've put up all three of the projects below for you. We are making 3 little things... two card projects... and a gorgeous little brooch. The cost to attend is $20, and all materials and lunch is provided.
Hope you enjoy these cute little projects and cant wait to show the guys these in class on Wednesday.
Friday, 31 May 2013
here. Or when you click on the image above you will also be directed to my store... you can order there if you want the order to come directly to you. Or you can use the hostess code 658013 when placing your order and it will all come back to me as a group order. The other option of course is to EMAIL ME your order. I will be placing my first retirement order today as I want to get some of these things before they sell out.
These items are available only until June 30th.. or until they sell out. Dont muck about.. many of these will be gone quickly!
Enjoy this year's retirement list... oh.. and dont forget my "Retirement Party" on the 9th June. Click HERE for more details.
Thursday, 30 May 2013
Next week I am running class to show how to use the Soda Pop Tops. These are such useful little embellishments, and you can use them lots of different ways. The class will cost $20, all materials are provided and you will go home with 3 projects. The dates are:
Tuesday 4th June @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 5th June @ 11am
To reserve your class spot.....just EMAIL ME. Classes are held on the Central Coast, and I can supply the address at time of booking.
Then the following week on the 12th June I am re-running the very popular This and That Journal class. I have 3 spots left at $60... but you need to book ASAP to secure this price which includes the This and That bundle (journal, rotary stamp, stickers, washi tape and Designer Series Paper pack) You will of course go home with the leftover products that you dont use from the pack. Alternatively you can pay $35 and receive everything to decorate the journal in-class (including the journal). But you must pre-book so that I can purchase these products.
Here is a little video to give you an idea of what the journal is like.. I love mine!
Here is a pic of the cover of one of my journals.